Vote of the week: The Simpsons or Toy Story?
ORLANDO, Fla. - Yesterday, we looked at The Simpsons Ride
, new this year at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood. The day before that, we looked at Toy Story Midway Mania
, now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios and soon to open at Disney's California Adventure.
Which brings us to the vote of the week:
Explain your choice in the comments, please.
I can't believe more people want to ride Midway Mania than the Simpsons. I think the Simpsons has been more anticipated than Midway Mania.
The Simpson report did not impress me. Plus, it looks like another Alien Encounter to Stitch's Great Escape transformation: Good ride dumbed down.
This was a tough choice. I'm dying to ride both. But I went with Midway Mania because of the combination of 3D effects with interactivity. That is a world first.
I say Toy Story simply because I don't like the Simpson's. But even Toy Story just sounds like an upgraded Buzz Lightyear and Ihave skipped that my last couple of trips. Honestly, I'm not heart-broken that I will have to wait 6 months for my next trip down there to ride either.
I can't agree that Simpsons should be compared to Stitch. Although I've never been to the Stitch Attraction, I do hear that it's not that great. But at the same time, I hated the original Encounter.
I'm much more excited for TSMM as it's the first shooting game in 3D whereas the Simpsons is another motion simulator. There's nothing really new or innovative about it.
I actually could not make a choice as I had the pleasure of riding both attractions last week. I got to go on TSMM during the Sale and Marketing event, and The Simpsons ride when my department went to Universal for our quarterly awards.
Well, let's see,
David and Ted summed it up the best for my thoughts. While the new Simpsons ride might be great, it really isn't pushing the bar on new theme park attractions. Its more or less been done before while TSMM is pushing the Spiderman bar by creating a ride that contains both Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Spiderman.
I am not a huge fan of the Simpsons cartoon, but I am so looking forward to the new simulator.
I'm looking forward to riding Toy Story. I was going to go this past monday with the annual pass-holder preview but i never got a chance to actually go that day, so i'll head over there sometime this week hopefully. I have already been on the Simpsons ride, so all I can say is I'm looking forward to riding it again.
A half vote to each. Maybe I'll have a real preference after experiencing both, but it would be cool if they're too good to choose between. I wasn't highly impressed my 1 ride on BTTF, but have high hopes, and the early feedback has me considering going to USH before our next Fla trip. But seeing what the mouse does with a 3D ride is very appealing as well.
In response to the comment that Ted made about Simpsons being a re-worked BTTF ride and Toy Story being a completely new attraction? Well Ted, can you say re-worked Buzz Lightyear? Thats all Disney has done. The only upgrade Disney has done with Toy Story is add the 3-D effects. So, in the end its down to which type of ride and which characters you enjoy more. I personally prefer the Simpsons to Toy Story as well as I prefer thrill rides over slow moving shoot-em ups, so I personally think The Simpsons Ride will deliver more satisfaction to me.
I've been on the Simpsons ride, and the visual illusions of motion are incredible! Clearly an "E" ticket ride! But I voted for Toy Story simply because I've done the Simpsons and I'm looking forward to the Toy Story Midway Mania experience.
I don't understand why this is such a close vote. I am a HUGE Back to the Future fan but I'm also a very big Simpsons fan. When they closed BTTF I was crushed but the idea of a Simpsons ride helped me try to get over the pain. From what I've seen and heard the Simpsons ride looks awesome and I can't wait to ride it. Since I was a huge fan of BTTF, the Simpsons will bring back some memories. Toy Story Mania on the hand is an attraction I am not all that excited about. When I first heard of this ride I thought it would have the story and effects like Spider-man at IOA and the ability to shoot at things. A mixture of Men in Black with Spider-man. But I hear that it is just the ride vehicle in a corridor stopping at various points to play carnival games. I think it is gonna be an o.k. ride but nothing like the Simpsons.
I'm definitely more excited for The Simpsons Ride. I've been a fan of The Simpsons for years and I think the first ride in the world ever based on The Simpsons is a little more exciting than another attraction featuring Toy Story.
I had to vote for Toy Story since we will be going to Disney World in September for the beginning of the Not So Scary Halloween party. I am anxious to see what it will be like and my husband and I always like to see which one of us is the best at games. I loved BTTF, though it was a rough ride, but I am not that huge of a fan of the Simpsons. I do like the fact though that it appears that you are on a rollercoaster ride with the characters, that alone would make me want to try it. Though I will not wait in a line any longer than 15 minutes to do so.
The survey was which 1 are you most looking forward to. I can see why Simpson is winning because its well known and has a huge fan base. I choose Simpsons too! But i definatly think Toy Story will be a much better and funner ride! Rides like Simpsons i can ride twice and be done with them 4 the rest of the season
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